n African Entomology - Description of the larva and pupa of Holm 1992 (Scarabaeidae : Cetoniinae), a range-restricted species of conservation concern

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) genus Gory & Percheron, 1833 currently comprises 13 described species and is endemic to South Africa. The species Holm, 1992 is thought to occur in a very restricted area in and around Gauteng Province. Unlike most cetoniine larvae, the larvae of this species usually occur in dolomitic to cherty, well-drained soils. Here we briefly explain the conservation issues surrounding this species and describe its larvae and pupae.

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